Sheriff Provides Safety Training For Teachers, Staff

Teachers, administrators, and other staff gathered at the Winnfield Senior High School auditorium on Monday, Aug. 7, to participate in training on how to respond in an “active-threat” situation. The training, provided by the LSU National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorism Education (LSU NCBRT/ACE) and Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford Jordan, presented staff with information on how to handle an active shooter on school premises. Teachers saw ways to keep a shooter out of classrooms, how to respond in an emergency situation, and the most effective ways to keep students safe while at school. “Many thanks to Sheriff Cranford Jordan and to Gregg Davies,” said Winn Parish School Superintendent Al Simmons. “…for helping secure this training opportunity for Winn Parish.” After the four-hour training was completed, Jordan provided lunch for all of the teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators of the Winn Parish School System.